At The Priory, field trips are an integral part of the learning experience. Field trips expand children's learning through hands-on experiences and add realism to the topic being studied. Read about all the wonderful field trips our students have participated in this year.
The Importance of Trees
Grade 1 Priory students went on an outing to NDG park for some deeper learning about the importance of trees. They experienced first-hand what happens when there are less trees in our environment by walking through the park and viewing the aftermath of the microburst during August's big storm. The next step is to write letters to the city with ideas about what to do with all of the wood from fallen branches and cut down tree trunks. The mayor will also be invited to visit the grade one classroom to hear suggestions on which types of trees we would like to see planted, to answer questions and to help us research ideas on ways we can help with the reforestation of the park.
Team Building AT Owl's Head
During the second week of school, Grade 5 and 6 students took off on an exciting adventure to the Eastern Townships. The highlight was the hike up Mount Owl's Head, and the encouragement the children provided one another along the way. It was an extraordinary moment when everyone reached the top to take in the beautiful views of lac Memphremagog. Students participated in a myriad of outdoor activities including, swimming, boating, sports on the beach, and several team building games organized by their teachers. In the evening, the children enjoyed a barbecue dinner, followed by a campfire on the beach while roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. From the smiles on their faces, it was clear that great friendships were being formed and great memories were being made. What a special way to kick off our school year!